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News and Opportunities
Building a Big-Data Infrastructure

The CPI and Third Sector Capital Partners have joined with three state and local governments in California and Washington to use administrative data to evaluate social programs that address homelessness, unemployment, and family disadvantage. 
Matt Desmond Wins Pulitzer Prize

Congratulations to CPI research group leader Matt Desmond for winning the Pulitzer Prize in general nonfiction. His book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads.
Disparities in the Labor Market

The Federal Reserve Board is soliciting papers that explore disparities in labor market experiences. Submissions are due by April 28, 2017.
Using Administrative Data for Social Science and Policy

Here’s a call for papers that’s sure to appeal to CPI affiliates: The Russell Sage Foundation is soliciting papers that explore the role that administrative data can play in understanding social, political, and economic inequalities. Submissions are due by June 15, 2017.

America’s Poverty Course
The Slowdown in Higher Education

CPI research group leader Michael Hout explores why college graduation rates in the United States are so low in this video from our online course on poverty and inequality.

Talks and Events
David Leonhardt in Conversation with Raj Chetty

New York Times Op-Ed columnist David Leonhardt is in town! Join him for a discussion of the big data revolution in journalism and the secrets of story-telling with data.

Tuesday April 25, CEMEX Auditorium, 1:30pm
Refugees Welcome

New York Times writers Jodi Kantor and Catrin Einhorn share their experiences of reporting the unusual story of how thousands of Canadian citizens essentially adopted Syrian refugees.

Tuesday April 25, CEMEX Auditorium, 7pm
Criminal Justice in the Age of Big Data

Stanford professor Sharad Goel describes recent applications of algorithms in criminal justice and considers the technical, ethical, and legal implications of an algorithm-rich justice system.

Thursday, May 4, location TBA, 7:30pm
Crime and Punishment in Black America

Drawing on his experience as a public defender, Yale University professor James Forman Jr. considers how the U.S. criminal justice system became so punitive.

Tuesday, May 9, Paul Brest Hall, 5pm
Poor White Southerners in the Elite Imagination

Why does U.S. literature spotlight racist villains and heroes during periods of institutional change? A lecture by University of Alabama professor Jolene Hubbs explores race and the elite imagination.

Wednesday May 17, Black Community Services Center, 12pm
State of the Union on Poverty and Inequality

The country’s experts deliver a comprehensive assessment of where the country stands on key poverty and inequality outcomes. This year’s focus: racial and ethnic inequality.

Friday June 16, Koret-Taube Conference Center, 10am
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The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, a program of the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, is partly supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Elfenworks Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation, Laura and John Arnold Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation).

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